Habitat marks anniversary of storm with Rebuilding Block Party
On May 22, 2011, North Minneapolis was struck by disaster. Three tornados touched down in the area, killing one person, injuring 30 and leaving thousands without electricity and with severe damage to their homes.
Following the storm, many homes were beyond repair and got abandoned. On top of this, foreclosures continue to be a major problem for the community.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has been working with the North Side of Minneapolis for years, and in light of last year’s tornado, we have extended the amount that we are reaching out to the community. This year, Habitat is hosting a special event on NorthSide to kick off the our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) work in the area and celebrate the finished repairs to 30 homes in the area. The NRI project will focus on rebuilding an eight-block area in the community.
JACC (Jordan Area Community Council), Rebuilding It Right and the City of Minneapolis have joined Habitat in planning the event, which will include free food, live music and resources for the community. This has become THE event to celebrate the survivors of the North side tornado and all of their accomplishments.
Local Hip Hop artists Zac H-B, Irenic, Dj Episteme and Ackronem will be playing a free show during this event to support the community. There will be a free lunch including hot dogs and other food donated by local grocers.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
30th Avenue North and Logan Avenue North, Minneapolis
Please join us as we celebrate rebuilding our community and come together for a great time with friends!
By Misha Hemmingson, Communications Intern, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
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